Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

Behind the photos: our World Wildlife Day photography contest finalists

These five photographers from all around the watershed shared how they captured these stunning images, and how their photography helps them explore their Buzzards Bay.

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Our complete listing of February break Bay Adventures

Looking for a way to keep kids entertained during their February break? Get the whole family together for a Bay Adventure in the great outdoors!

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Baywatchers data highlights path to protecting shellfish from acidification

Using data collected by the Coalition, scientists have found that nitrogen pollution makes coastal waters more acidic, posing a threat to the Bay's shellfishing industry and important habitats.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Vernal Pool Virtual Exploration
Fri, April 10
12:00PM
Westport Woods Conservation Park ,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Osprey Afternoon
Tue, May 05
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 27
6:30AM - 10:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: